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Chisora vs. Pala

Chisora defeats Pala on questionable stoppage

In a strange stoppage, the referee Jan Christensen pulled the plug on Ondrej Pala (32-4, 22 KO’s after he got out of position with his back turned towards WBA International heavyweight champion Dereck Chisora (19-4, 13 KO’s) giving Chisora a 3rd round TKO win at the Copper Box Arena, in London, UK.

When Pala got out of position briefly with his back turned facing Chisora in the corner, Chisora just started nailing him in the back of the head in what looked very dirty. A lot of heavyweights wouldn’t have taken advantage of the situation to land punches when their opponents back was turned to them, but Chisora went ahead and punched away and the referee stopped the fight without turning Pala around. It was very, very strange looking. Did the referee blow it by just letting Chisora hit Pala in the back of the head after he got out of position? Continue reading

Video Interviews and Weigh-In Results From The Copper Box Arena

London heavyweight star Dereck Chisora weighed-in at 16st 11lb 8oz for his showdown with Ondrej Pala tomorrow night at the Copper Box Arena.

Pala, from Prague in the Czech Republic, hit the scales at 17st 3½lb.

Chisora defends his WBO International title with the Vacant WBA International also up for grabs in the main event.

In the chief support undefeated London sensation Frank Buglioni came in at 11st 12lb 8oz for his challenge for the Vacant WBO European Super-Middleweight Title. Continue reading

Chisora’s trainer expects him to be World champion by next year

Sometimes, even among the giants of boxing’s heavyweight division, less can be more.

Finchley enigma Dereck Chisora has certainly reaped the benefits of shifting some surplus timber this year. The streamline version of ‘Del Boy’ is presently in the richest vein of form of his 22 fight, seven year pro career.

Having steamrolled unbeaten Yank Malik Scott in July (RSC6) and bludgeoned Germany’s Edmund Gerber to claim the European title in September (RSC5), the 29 year old north Londoner shall be seeking to showcase his considerable wares to the boxing world on Saturday evening when he makes his maiden defence against tough Czech Ondrej Pala at the Copper Box Arena, east London. Continue reading

‘Hungry’ Chisora has his eyes on world title glory ahead of Pala battle this weekend live on BoxNation

– British heavyweight contender Dereck Chisora has earmarked 2014 as his breakthrough year when he will finally dethrone the Klitschko brothers and become world champion.

The 29-year-old, fighting out of Finchley, London, was speaking ahead of his WBO International title clash with Czech bruiser Ondrej Pala this weekend at the Copper Box Arena, a fight that also has the vacant WBA International title up for grabs.

‘Del Boy’ believes next year holds big things for him and that the experience which he has picked up over his last few fights will stand him in good stead, as he looks to take out other big name challengers vying for a shot at world title glory. Continue reading

Palo looking to wreck Chisora’s world title dreams

Heavyweight destroyer Ondrej Pala says he’ll wreck Dereck Chisora’s dream of challenging for a world title next year when they clash at London’s Copper Box Arena this Saturday night.

Chisora puts his WBO International title on the line with the Vacant WBA International title up for grabs, live and exclusive on BoxNation (Sky Ch. 437/Virgin Ch. 546).

Heavy-handed Pala has stopped 22 out of 35 opponents – with the majority coming inside four rounds – and says that the Finchley puncher will be his next victim.

Pala was due to meet Chisora in April this year, but Chisora instead fought Argentinean Hector Alfredo Avila who he stopped in nine rounds at Wembley Arena. Continue reading

Chisora vs Pala on Nov 30 at London’s Copper Box Arena

chisora34Dereck Chisora will now face the hard-hitting Ondrej Pala on Saturday 30th November at London’s Copper Box Arena.

The Finchley puncher headlines the multi-title show alongside Nathan Cleverly challenging for the Commonwealth Cruiserweight title, plus London stars Frank Buglioni and Bradley Skeete both in title action, live and exclusive on BoxNation (Sky Ch. 437/Virgin Ch. 546).

Chisora’s original opponent, Italian Matteo Modugno, was forced to withdraw from the fight over the weekend because he broke two ribs in sparring.

The 29-year-old European Champion believes that the heavy-handed Pala, who hails from Prague in the Czech Republic, will provide a much harder test than Modugno. Continue reading